Bitcoin hits $37.5K, stocks recoup losses ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC statement

The dominant sentiment of doom and gloom in the crypto market shifted toward hope on Jan. 25 after the price of Bitcoin (BTC) climbed to $37,500 briefly as stock markets staged a midday rally that recovered most of the losses from Jan. 24. Even with Jan. 25’s recovery, global markets remain in a state of flux, primarily due to uncertainty over the U.S. Federal Reserve’s plan to raise interest rates in the coming months, with the latest signal indicating that the first rate hike will come in March. Data from…

House members call for an end to lawmakers trading stocks — is crypto next?

Congresspeople currently HODLing or actively trading in crypto may have to stop doing so while in office if recent pushes to ban lawmakers from investing in stocks gain enough support. In a Monday letter addressed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, 27 members of the U.S. House of Representatives called for action “to prohibit members of Congress from owning or trading stocks.” Among the bipartisan group of lawmakers who signed onto the letter was Illinois congressperson Bill Foster, who is also a member of the Congressional Blockchain…

Bitcoin bounces at $41K as optimism increases over stocks correlation

Bitcoin (BTC) rebounded strongly from $41,000 during Jan. 20 as bears hoping for a step into lower territory stayed disappointed. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD adding $1,000 after dipping to near the $41,000 mark for the first time since Jan. 11. In what could be a temporary reprieve, Bitcoin nonetheless stayed rangebound, with no noticeable attacks on resistance — behavior all too familiar for spot traders in recent days. “Good bounce from Bitcoin, but I’d be happier if we reclaim…

Bitcoin will emerge stronger after stocks dip ’10-20%’ — Bloomberg analyst

Bitcoin (BTC) will soon no longer be a risk asset and investors should brace for a fresh price correction, says one of Bloomberg’s best-known analysts. In an appearance on the Wolf of All Streets podcast on Jan. 18, Mike McGlone, senior commodity strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence, sounded the alarm on global markets’ “up only” narrative. McGlone: Bitcoin ‘least risky’ crypto bet As Bitcoin struggles in 2022, those hoping for a dramatic return to form will be disappointed by McGlone’s mid-term forecast. The United States Federal Reserve, he says, will all…

Mr. Wonderful plans to invest in mining company stocks

Canadian businessman Kevin O’Leary laid out his plans to invest in mining company stocks. In an interview with Anthony Pompliano, Mr. Wonderful shared stories about his recent travels in the Middle East to find ways to invest in Bitcoin (BTC) mining. According to the Shark Tank mogul, investors in the Middle East are looking into “sovereign mining operations.” O’Leary also predicts that in the next 2-3 years, sovereign funds may decide to invest in Bitcoin mining. However, the businessman notes that the funds will choose mining businesses that use sustainable…

Robinhood hits new low as FTX US and Bitstamp USA move into stocks

Crypto exchanges FTX US and Bitstamp USA are working on offering stock trading, which would be a further blow to Robinhood as its share price slumps to new lows. FTX US President Brett Harrison tweeted on Tuesday that the crypto exchange is “hard at work on stocks,” commenting that a launch would be coming in “a couple months.” We’re hard at work on stocks! Features we’re planning for day 1: -Live BBO and historical candles-Stock screening/search functionality-Basic fundamentals (market cap, P/E ratio, dividend yield)-Portfolio performance tracking, order/trade details What else…

Bitcoin could outperform stocks in 2022 amid Fed tightening — Bloomberg analyst

The Federal Reserve’s signaling for tighter monetary policy in 2022 could provide short-term headwinds for risk assets such as stocks and cryptocurrency, but there’s a good chance that Bitcoin (BTC) still comes out on top as investors recognize its value as a digital reserve asset, according to Bloomberg commodity strategist Mike McGlone.  The January edition of Bloomberg’s Crypto Outlook described the Federal Reserve’s plan to raise interest rates in 2022 as a possible “win-win scenario for Bitcoin [versus] the stock market.” The reasons stem from the fact that the S&P…

What BTC price slump? Bitcoin outperforms stocks and gold for 3rd year in a row

Bitcoin (BTC) may be down over 30% from its record high of $69,000, but it has emerged as one of the best-performing financial assets in 2021. BTC has bested the U.S. benchmark index, the S&P 500, and the gold. Arcane Research noted in its new report that Bitcoin’s year-to-date (YTD) performance came out to be nearly 73%. In comparison, the S&P 500 index surged 28%, and gold dropped by 7% in the same period, which marks the third year that Bitcoin has outperformed. Bitcoin vs. S&P 500 vs. Gold in…

Argo Blockchain among most traded stocks by Fidelity customers

Financial services company Fidelity Investments’ U.K. arm reported that over the last 12 months, customers were most interested in trading shares of crypto mining firm Argo Blockchain.  In a Thursday report, Fidelity said Argo Blockchain ranked third among the top five stocks most actively traded by its customers in 2021 — the others were Rolls-Royce, British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines, oil giant BP and Lloyds Banking Group. Argo, which Fidelity described as a “trending” stock, also ranked third among stocks traded by Self-Invested Personal Pension, or SIPP, investors. However,…

Missed out on hot crypto stocks in 2021? It paid just to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum, data shows

Bitcoin (BTC) may have fluctuated in price this year, but BTC remains a better play than the biggest crypto stocks. New data currently circulating shows that for all the growth in the industry surrounding Bitcoin, it still pays simply to buy and hold. Stocks fail to compete with BTC, ETH Looking at the stock performance of firms with the largest BTC allocations on their balance sheets, it becomes immediately apparent that it was more profitable to hold BTC than those equities — at least this year. “Buying crypto stocks to…